Ensemble Vivant 2020

Ensemble Vivant has been enchanting audiences internationally for over 3 decades with unique seductive genre-diverse programming, fun, engaging stage presence, and magical, transformative music making.

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“Latin Romance is chamber music at its evocative best!”

The WholeNote, March 2020

La Despedida by John Burke

Live from Hugh's Room

 

John Burke wrote La Despedida, an Art Tango for solo piano, which he gifted to pianist Catherine Wilson.

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“No matter the genre, there is magic in Ensemble Vivant’s music making.”

Rick Wilkins, C.M., composer, arranger, performer

Musicians

Norman Hathaway

Viola

Corey Gemmell

Violin

Tom Mueller cellist

Tom Mueller

Cello

George Koller bassist

George Koller

Bass

Catherine Wilson

Piano & Artistic Director

“To my heart, your rendition of OBLIVION is the most touching I have ever heard: Bravo!”

François Paré, Radio-Classique, Montréal

Years

but who’s counting?

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Joy

Performances

and counting…

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La Despedida by John Burke

La Despedida by John Burke

This is the world premiere live performance of Canadian composer John Burke’s La Despedida. Inspired by Catherine Wilson and Ensemble Vivant’s interpretations of the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, as well as works by other Latin composers, John Burke...

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Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Fieldcote (August 2019)

Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Fieldcote (August 2019)

LIVE In Concert, Music at Fieldcote, Ancaster, ON – August 11, 2019
Video: Darryl Lahteenmaa; Photos by Linda Schettle and Ted Buck
Following the success of Ensemble Vivant’s concert at Music at Fieldcote in July, 2017, artistic director Anton Plas was quick to invite the group back to perform just 2 seasons later!

Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Orillia (March 2019)

Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Orillia (March 2019)

LIVE In Concert at Orillia Opera House – SOLD-OUT! Orillia, Ontario – March 3, 2019 – Photos by Marion Voysey – Ensemble Vivant is no stranger to Orillia audiences. The Orillia Concert Association has engaged the group on several occasions over the years.

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Song of Hope, World Band

Song of Hope, World Band

ENSEMBLE VIVANT and EUTERPE CANADA performers Catherine Wilson, piano, Norman Hathaway, viola, and George Koller, bass were honoured to perform Peter Meechan’s The Song of Hope in support of RYAN ANTHONY in his courageous 8-year battle against cancer.

La Despedida by John Burke

La Despedida by John Burke

This is the world premiere live performance of Canadian composer John Burke’s La Despedida. Inspired by Catherine Wilson and Ensemble Vivant’s interpretations of the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, as well as works by other Latin composers, John Burke...

John Burke, Canadian Composer

John Burke, Canadian Composer

ANNOUNCING THE PASSING OF AN IMPORTANT COMPOSER AND MUSICAL INTELLECT DR. JOHN JOSEPH BURKE, May 10, 1951 – January 18, 2020, Toronto, Ontario.

Euterpe, Music for Health Canada

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